Divine Service Summary – Sunday, 23 June 2019
Title: Joy in Jesus Christ
Bible verse: John 3: 28–29
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
Message: In the presence of Jesus our joy is perfect.
The metaphorical language of the Bible uses terms such as “lamb” and “bridegroom” for Jesus. Jesus’ return to take the firstfruits of the living and the dead to Himself is illustrated in the image of the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven. Jesus sparked joy
- in John,
- His Apostles, and
- His church.